Friday, September 21, 2012

Med2.0 (#Med2) -- An Annotated List of Blogs from Med2.0

It has been almost a week since Med2.0.  For those that don’t know, Med2.0 is a conference about using technology in medicine to further and improve patient care and education.  This was my first time attending this conference.  What a wonderful experience!  I had the opportunity to meet some of my physician colleagues whom I had previously not met in real life, but that I knew through Twitter.  In addition, there were others with expertise in other areas from whom I learned so much.
Since the meeting ended, many have written blogs about their experience.  Below is just a smattering of blogs written by a few attendees, reflecting on the awesome experience.

Specific Situations
Hallway Conversations. This blog from @kidney_boy describes the evolution of an educational resource tool, Dynamed, which occurred as a result of a hallway conversation.
Blogging: The “A-HA” Moment about Online Histories.  I wrote this blog halfway through the conference, after reflecting on a panel session on patient blogging and on the importance of asking patients about how they use the internet to search for health information.
Healthcare Needs Social Media.  This blog, by a well-known blogger and pediatrician, Dr. Claire McCarthy, describes the importance of relationships and communication in medicine and how social media aids in improving these.
Thoughts on QR Codes. This blog by @kidney_boy describes how placing QR codes into slide presentations worked well (and not so well) for participants.
Online communities This blog, by @colleen_young, describes how communities through the internet can support individual participants.  Colleen also won an award at the meeting for her work in this arena.  Congrats, Colleen!

At the end
SketchNotes: This blog, by @cassiemc , includes a wonderful pictorial sketch that is worth its weight in gold!
E-Patient  This summary, from Joe Graedon from @Peoplespharmacy summarizes take home points from Day#2 of the conference, highlighting the Society for Participatory Medicine.

General Reflections on the Conference
Student impressionsThis blog by @HodaPharm , describes Hoda’s first-time experience at the conference, with reflections on many different presentations.
Gut Check This blog, by @RyanMadanickMD, a colleague of mine interested in the intersection of medical education and Twitter, summarizes how he learned from people with entirely different interests.
Summary of several individual sessionsThis is a wonderful summary of many sessions attended by @kidney_boy, who blogged this piece for the AJKD at @eJKD .

I am sure that more will blog about their experiences, and hope that this summary provides helpful information for those there, as well as those who were not able to attend.  Please post any comments.  Thanks.
Alex Djuricich

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for compiling this! We look forward seeing you and many other disruptors of the #med2 community at the next Medicine 2.0 congress in London, Sep 23-24th, 2013. Abstract/speaker proposal submission deadline is on March 7th, 2013